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In 1984 smash hit blockbuster Footloose introduced the world to Kevin Bacon, punch dancing and a whole lot of teen spirit. Over three decades later the enduring story is set to light up the regional theatre scene once more during the hotly anticipated return of the UK musical tour, starring Darren Day and none other than Pop-Idol-turned-national-treasure Gareth Gates and helmed by original director Racky Plews (American Idiot, Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Punctuated by classic songs like Holding Out For A Hero, Paradise and the titular anthem of course, Footloose tells the rollicking tale of city boy Ren, a streetwise teen who thinks his life is over when he's forced to move to rural Utah. It's worse than he imagined when he finds out rock music and dancing are banned, so with the help of his rebellious love interest Ariel, he sets about changing the status quo.
Opening night: 28 July 2020
Please note, Gareth Gates will not be appearing on the following dates - 24 and 25 March, 29 to 6 April, 5 to 9 May, 13 to 17 May, 6 to 12 June and 10 to 15 August.
Darren Day as Revered Moore
Gareth Gates as Ren
Geri Allen, Holly Ashton, Jess Barker, Ben Barrow, Alex Fobbester, Josh Hawkins, Lucy Ireland. Evie Rose Lane, Ben Mabberley, Daniel Miles, Tom Mussell, Samantha Richards, Dionne Ward Anderson and Anna West Lake.
Directed by Racky Plews
Choreographed by Matt Cole
Musical Supervision by Mark Crossland
Design by Sara Peck
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